Daniel Seidemann

Residence
Jerusalem
Place of birth
Syracuse, New York
Year of Birth
1951
Profession
Lawyer
Organization
Terrestrial Jerusalem (TJ)
Identity
Israeli
Languages spoken
English, Hebrew, a little French
Date of Interview
12/2004

Interviewer
Nahanni Rous

"Things were not nearly as good as they appeared to be in the summer of 2000, but they're not nearly as bad as they appear to be today. There's a viable city here [in Jerusalem]. It's not a utopian city; it's politically achievable, but it's not going to happen tomorrow morning. We are years away from a genuine political process in Jerusalem I believe, but I also believe that we're not decades away."

In January 2010, Daniel Seidemann founded Terrestrial Jerusalem, an Israeli non-profit organization that works to identify and track developments in Jerusalem. Prior to founding Terrestrial Jerusalem, Daniel conducted legal work with Ir Amim, where he took on cases defending individuals, families and communities who were negatively impacted by the wall and the expansion of Jewish settlements in and around Jerusalem.